Argand Sconce - Two Arm


Argand Sconce - Two Arm


Dimension: 15 1/2" H • 9 1/2" W • 5" D

Shown in Special Pewter (Aged). The patina in the photograph shows how it has naturally darkened over time.

Also available for purchase on our website:

  • A single-arm version  SC-1-133
  • A three-arm version  SC-3-133

This lantern is based on an original design by the Swiss physicist and chemist Aimé Argand. Patented in 1780, it was the first fixture to employ a hollow cylindrical wick through and around which air flows, increasing the intensity of the light produced. The invention counted among its fans Thomas Jefferson, who noted that the brightness was 6 to 10 times that of conventional wicks. The Argand remained in wide use through Europe and the Americas until the 1850s, when it was gradually displaced by kerosene lamps.

All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please allow 4-6 weeks lead time for fabrication and packing for shipment. Actual delivery time will vary by shipping method chosen.

~ A 50% deposit will be charged at checkout, and the balance will be charged when fixture is built and ready to ship.
~ All of our fixtures are UL listed. Custom orders welcome.
~ Interested in installing our lights overseas? Contact us to inquire about our international wiring options.
~ We're happy to ship to Canada! Please call our offices directly to place the order: (802) 394-7713


Displayed price is based on finish which you have selected. Additional custom finishes may be available, including polished or lacquered brass, brushed nickel & custom polished chrome. Please call for pricing, and visit our Materials & Finishes page for examples.